2017 Cordell Day Awards
Win Stewart Award for best performance in a supporting role
Francesca Bianchi as Melody in Bad Jews
Brad Lowry as Clown in The 39 Steps
Liam O’Kane as Clown in The 39 Steps
Win Stewart Award Winner: Liam O’Kane as Clown in The 39 Steps
Cordell Award for best performance in a principal role
Julia Lambert as Daphna Feygenbaum in Bad Jews
Brian Edmond as James (Sharkey) Harkin in The Seafarer
Mark Briggs as Richard Hannay on The 39 Steps
Cordell Award Winner: Mark Briggs as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps
Craven Award for Best Production
Bad Jews directed by Tess Maurici Ryan
The Seafarer directed by Bruce Akers
The 39 Steps directed by Barbara Hughes
Craven Award Winner: The 39 Steps directed by Barbara Hughes
There are so many elements that go into making a production work on all levels and to enhancing the overall experience and we take this opportunity to recognise and thank, in a small way, just a few of these valuable contributions.
Shane Ryan Adjudicator Award – Making a flawed character likeable and relatable is crucial when you are the lead in a comedy. Julia Lambert’s dedicated, whole hearted performance succeeded in Bad Jews – Shane’s award goes to Julia Lambert.
Lois Collinder Adjudicator Award – For her impressive debut performance in community theatre as Anna Van Gogh in Vincent in Brixton – Ella Hill-Cotter.
John Shelbourn Adjudicator Award – With all other characters so different Geoff Arnold created a mysterious dapper man who made an air of strangeness work and for his monologue in The Seafarer - Mr Lockhart - Geoff Arnold.
Full details of Cordell Day 2017 will be found in Cues & News due out Friday 15 December 2017.
All that glitters.... stunning gilded display of awards/nominations etc for Vincent in Brixton from the VDL Awards. Congratulations to the glittering VIB company and Gold Award winner Tony Tartaro for his stunning costumes and assembling this display.... and of course the obligatory Cordell Day champagne with this gold backdrop. Bravo!